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Armed Forces: Manpower

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the strength of reserve units in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces based in Ashford constituency is; and how many personnel from such units have been deployed on operations overseas in the last 12 months. (249189)

There are two Territorial Army sub-units of 103 Battalion REME in Ashford, namely 133 Workshop Company, REME and 103 Battalion REME Stores Section RLC. The units have a strength of 79 and nine personnel respectively. During the last 12 months, five members from those units were deployed on operations overseas.